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World Of Beer Opens First Tavern In Manhattan »

September 01, 2015 at 11:12AM PDT | Source: World of Beer

September 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - World of Beer, a craft tavern featuring the best local craft beers, is thrilled to announce the opening of its newest location, and first in New York City, in Chelsea. This marks the rapidly growing franchise's fourth tavern in the state of New York. This year, World of Beer has opened 14 taverns and is projecting 12 more taverns by the end of the year.
World of Beer Chelsea, located at 316 8 Ave, boasts more than 5,000 sq. ft. of space with a 1,200 sq. ft. indoor patio, and will feature the company's signature tavern fare menu, along with 500 bottles and 50 rotating taps with exclusive taps from local breweries. Eight certified cicerones are on staff to help each customer select a perfect drink...

Cousins Subs® Launches Month Long ‘Combos For A Cure’ Fundraiser »

September 01, 2015 at 11:06AM PDT | Source: Cousins Subs

Combo Meal Proceeds to Benefit Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation
September 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // MILWAUKEE – Starting this September, Cousins Subs® will launch its first-ever month of giving fundraiser - ‘Combos For A Cure - to benefit the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation (VLCF).
From Sept. 1st – 30th, a percentage of combo meal sales at all Wisconsin-based Cousins Subs restaurants will go to VLCF to support cancer research and those diagnosed with cancer throughout the state. Cousins Make It Better Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to funding local organizations that address health and wellness, hunger and youth education, will also contribute to the cause with a total donation of $50,000 going to VLCF...

Bonjour Orlando! La Madeleine Announces Entrance Into Florida With Two New Cafés »

September 01, 2015 at 10:50AM PDT | Source: la Madeleine

Country French Cuisine Coming to the Sunshine State this Fall
September 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – La Madeleine Country French Café, the acclaimed, authentic country French bakery café, announced today significant expansion for the brand that will bring the company’s first two cafés to Florida.
“We are coming to Orlando with great excitement and eagerness,” said John Cahill, president of la Madeleine. “This announcement represents a significant step in our growth strategy.”
Known for its French cuisine handcrafted daily with fresh, seasonally inspired ingredients and comfortable, welcoming atmosphere, Dallas-based la Madeleine will arrive this fall at Orlando’s Florida Mall and Millennia Mall...

New Franchise Development Website Engages Prospects With Educational Videos And Testimonials »

September 01, 2015 at 10:45AM PDT | Source: CruiseOne

User-friendly CruiseOneFranchise.com simplifies franchise selection process
September 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – The travel franchise selection process just got easier with the recent launch of CruiseOne’s new recruitment website, www.CruiseOneFranchise.com. Organized intuitively on the website, prospective franchise owners will learn the ins and outs of franchising with CruiseOne while getting a first-person introduction to the business opportunity by viewing video interviews with the corporate team, watching franchisee testimonials, and seeing actual photos of franchisees in the field taking advantage of all that CruiseOne has to offer.
“Our new website is designed to not only educate prospects about CruiseOne, but about franchising in general,” said Tim Courtney, CFE, vice president of franchise development for CruiseOne...

7-Eleven® And DoorDash Announce Partnership To Provide On-Demand Delivery In Five Markets Across The Country »

September 01, 2015 at 10:42AM PDT | Source: 7-Eleven

DALLAS and PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 7-Eleven, Inc. and DoorDash today announced a partnership to provide on-demand delivery from participating 7-Eleven stores in five major metropolitan markets across the US. Customers in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago can order products from their local 7-Eleven stores starting today with delivery service following in Washington, D.C., and Boston in the coming months.
Today's announcement marks DoorDash's first partnership outside of restaurant delivery, bringing DoorDash one step closer toward reaching its goal of providing on-demand delivery across all types of local businesses.
The strategic relationship between the two companies will include in-store marketing, local promotions and the availability of "Convenience Packs" or groups of products that make purchasing common items from 7-Eleven stores more convenient...

Home Care Assistance Announces Opening Of New Dayton Office »

September 01, 2015 at 10:37AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

In-home care leader will provide home care for the growing senior population in Dayton and surrounding areas.
September 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Dayton, OH – Home Care Assistance of Dayton, the premier home care provider, is pleased to announce the opening of its new office, which will serve the greater Dayton community. This location is the 111th Home Care Assistance office in North America and is opening during a stage of incredible growth and measured success for Home Care Assistance. The office is located at 6109 Far Hills Avenue in the Washington Square shopping center by Dorothy Lane Market.
“I am excited to share the unique and innovative programs offered by Home Care Assistance as a resource for the communities in Dayton and the surrounding area,” said Mark Febus, Owner...

Family Business Owners Bring Full-Service Visual Communications To Ames »

September 01, 2015 at 10:26AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

September 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // AMES, Iowa – Becky and John Crawford, owners of Alpha Copies, recently opened a FASTSIGNS® center to operate alongside their existing commercial printing business. Now open, FASTSIGNS of Ames is located at 3615 Lincoln Way, in the same building as Alpha Copies.
“Alpha Copies is the largest quick printing center in Iowa with the ability to produce over 280,000 color copies a day, 400,000 black and white copies a day and 15,000 engineering prints a day,” said John Crawford, who has owned Alpha Copies for 10 years. He has 17 years of experience in commercial printing and 25 years in the retail and wholesale grocery industry.
Co-owner Becky Crawford has been with Alpha Copies for seven years and has experience in education and real estate...

Wienerschnitzel Partners With The McGrath Family To Benefit Be The Match »

September 01, 2015 at 10:22AM PDT | Source: Wienerschnitzel
Wienerschnitzel Opportunities Available

Wienerschnitzel Supports Efforts to Raise Awareness of Bone Marrow Registration
September 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // IRVINE, California – Wienerschnitzel, the world’s largest Hot Dog chain, has partnered with the McGrath family and their efforts to raise awareness for the Be the Match organization, the largest and most diverse bone marrow registry in the world. Rhowan and Bergen McGrath, the daughters of legendary motocross champion Jeremy McGrath, started selling homemade lemonade at their father’s races to help raise money for the bone marrow organization after their mother, Kim, was diagnosed with leukemia and in need of a bone marrow transport. This diagnosis came only two years after Kim beat breast cancer. Wienerschnitzel has and will continue to supply the McGrath Lemonade Stand with hot dogs for sale at each Lucas Oil off-road race event throughout the 2015 race season...

Discovery Point Child Development Centers®Targets Texas For Expansion »

September 01, 2015 at 10:03AM PDT | Source: Discovery Point
Discovery Point Opportunities Available

Educational childcare chain expects to have major presence in Lone Star State over next five years
September 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // DULUTH, Ga. – To answer the growing demand for educational childcare in the Lone Star State, Discovery Point Child Development Centers® is launching an aggressive expansion campaign designed to open as many as 60 Texas locations over the next five years.
The growth will be accomplished primarily by franchising, initially targeting the major metro markets of Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin and El Paso.
“Texas has a dynamic, rapidly growing economy and, as a result, there is a growing need by parents for quality childcare with an educational focus,” said Cliff Clark, President and CEO of Discovery Point Child Development Centers...

Dog Haus Introduces Fosselman's Soft Serve And Milkshakes At All Locations »

September 01, 2015 at 9:57AM PDT | Source: Dog Haus

Hot Craft Casual Franchise to Celebrate Cool Collaboration with Free Ice Cream Cones on Labor Day
September 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Pasadena, CA - Dog Haus, the rapidly expanding gourmet hot dog, burger and sausage concept, is paying homage to its SoCal roots with the announcement of a new collaboration with the Alhambra-based Fosselman's Ice Cream Company, a sweet staple in the San Gabriel Valley community since 1919. For the first time in its history, Fosselman's iconic premium ice cream will be available in soft-serve form at all 10 Dog Haus company-owned and franchise locations throughout Southern California, as well as Centennial, Colorado. To commemorate the occasion, Dog Haus will be inviting locals at each respective restaurant to enjoy a free soft serve cone on Labor Day, Monday, September 7th...

Unishippers Honored For Fourth Consecutive Year In Annual “3PLs To Watch List” »

September 01, 2015 at 9:37AM PDT | Source: Unishippers

Inbound Logistics Reader Poll Recognizes Shipping Reseller for Outstanding Customer Service
September 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Salt Lake City, Utah – For the fourth consecutive year, Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC, the nation’s first and one of the largest small package and freight shipping resellers, is ranked on Inbound Logistics magazine’s annual Readers' Choice Top 10 3PL Excellence Award “3PLs to Watch” list for 2015. The list, which includes a “Top-10” 3PLs out of the hundreds of potential companies, recognizes third-party logistics companies that made a strong showing in this year’s poll providing excellent service from a customer standpoint.
“It’s a great joy to see that readers have once again recognized Unishippers for our commitment to providing small- to mid-size businesses with exceptional customer service and shipping consultancy,” said Kevin Lathrop, President of Unishippers...

Salata Partners With No Kid Hungry® To Tackle Childhood Hunger In America »

September 01, 2015 at 9:27AM PDT | Source: Salata

Monthlong fundraising efforts to take place during September
September 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON - One in five children in America lives in a household without adequate access to food, according to the USDA, and this September, Salata, the nation's leading salad chain, is joining No Kid Hungry's national campaign to help end childhood hunger.
For its inaugural partnership with the organization, Salata will sell $5 coupon booklets at its 49 locations throughout Texas, California and Illinois, with all proceeds going to No Kid Hungry. Valued at $12, the coupons are redeemable for a variety of free items including premium toppings like avocado, signature drinks and more.
For every dollar raised, No Kid Hungry can provide 10 meals to children in need...

Dunkin' Donuts Announces Plans For Three New Restaurants In Springfield, Missouri  »

September 01, 2015 at 9:24AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

With New Franchise Group, Ozark Donuts, LLC
Leading Coffee and Bakery Chain Seeks Franchisee Candidates in Missouri and Oklahoma 
CANTON, Mass. - Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchise group, Ozark Donuts, LLC, to develop three new restaurants in Springfield, Missouri. The first restaurant is planned to open at 4020 S. Campbell Avenue in December 2015, with the remainder opening by 2019.
Led by Thomas and Cory Roebuck, these new franchises possess over 30 years of experience in the restaurant and retail industries. Together, this father and son team will manage and oversee the construction and operations for each Dunkin' Donuts restaurant...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Location With Mohegan Holdings »

September 01, 2015 at 9:20AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Meriden, Conn. Is First of 12 Restaurants for the Tribe in New England
September 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Meriden, CT- Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Meriden on August 26. The owners, Mohegan Restaurant (JM Subs), LLC, a business diversification entity of Mohegan Holding Company, LLC, of the Mohegan Tribe, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, August 26 to Sunday, August 30 to support Beat the Streets and Special Olympics Connecticut. This location is the first of 12 Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants for the Mohegan Tribe including an upcoming location at Mohegan Sun.
The new restaurant, located in Townline Square at 533 South Broad St., circulated thousands of flyers throughout the community with various offers...

Sky Zone Announces New Location In Manchester »

September 01, 2015 at 8:59AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

Creator Of The World's First All-Walled Trampoline Playing Court Is Coming To New Hampshire
September 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // MANCHESTER, N.H. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-walled trampoline playing court, announces today its first New Hampshire location in the city of Manchester with plans to open their doors in winter 2015. For a WoW experience, the brand new 25,000 square foot facility will include Open Jump Courts, 3 Ultimate Dodgeball Courts, multiple SkySlam courts and the 10,000 cube Foam Zone as a local entertainment destination for kids and adults of all ages.
“Sky Zone specializes in fusing fun and fitness into a one-of-a-kind and thrilling experience,” said franchisee, Tamer Fahmy...

Huddle House Names Christina Chambers Vice President Of Franchise Development »

September 01, 2015 at 8:47AM PDT | Source: Huddle House
Huddle House Opportunities Available

September 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Huddle House today announced that franchise sales veteran Christina Chambers has been named Vice President of Franchise Development to direct the company’s growth and development.
Chambers brings more than 14 years of franchise sales experience to the position, including leadership positions with Global Franchise Group, Quiznos Sub Sandwich Restaurants and Great Wraps, Inc., among other high profile franchise brands.
Most recently, Chambers served as Director of Franchise Development for Brightway Insurance, where her sales processes and lead generation strategies resulted in a 266 percent year-to-year increase in lead flow. In addition, Chambers reduced average closing time on deals from more than 180 days to 70, and managed the development of the marketing materials, broker programs and the company’s online marketing presence...

New Sears Hometown Store Opens In Enid »

September 01, 2015 at 8:40AM PDT | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Local Retailer Offers Top Brand Home Appliances, Lawn and Garden Equipment, Tools, Mattresses and More at Guaranteed Lowest Price
ENID, Okla. - Sept. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOS) will open its newest Oklahoma Sears Hometown Store on September 3rd at 1729 North Van Buren street in Enid.
The Enid location marks the 22nd opening of a new Sears Hometown Store this year and the 32nd opening of a new store across all of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores formats. Unlike most retail concepts, Sears Hometown Stores combine the value, selection and services associated with larger retail stores but are owned and operated by a member of the local community.
"Local homeowners needed a larger selection of complementary products and services while working on their projects," stated James Baker, owner of the new Sears Hometown Store in Enid...

Baskin-Robbins Celebrates 70 Years Of Ice Cream Innovation With New Global Flavor Of The Month, Banana Split »

September 01, 2015 at 8:32AM PDT | Source: Baskin Robbins

Baskin-Robbins Also Introduces New Mini Cupcake Birthday Cake To Help Guests Celebrate Their Birthdays And Surprises Select Birthday Club Members With Baskin-Robbins Gift Cards
September 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // CANTON, Mass. – Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is inviting ice cream lovers around the world to go bananas for its new global Flavor of the Month, Banana Split. To celebrate its 70th birthday, Baskin-Robbins is transforming this ice cream sundae classic into a delicious frozen treat, which is available at participating Baskin-Robbins locations in nearly 50 countries around the world during the month of September. The new flavor features banana-flavored ice cream with chocolatey cherry pieces and almonds, swirled with pineapple pieces and strawberry and hot fudge ribbons...

Hamburgers In The Hoosier State: MOOYAH Opens First Location In Indiana »

September 01, 2015 at 8:23AM PDT | Source: MOOYAH Burgers & Fries

Customizable Burger Franchise Chain Enters Indiana with Noblesville Opening
DALLAS (PRWEB) September 01, 2015 - The Hoosier State is about to get its first taste of the fast-casual, “better burger” franchise, MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes. The restaurant, which will open on August 31, 2015 in Noblesville, IN, marks the first for the international brand in the state and will be located at 17147 Mercantile Blvd. in the Stony Creek Marketplace.
The local owner of the Noblesville MOOYAH is Chris Frank; he is a social worker turned restauranteur that worked developing marketing strategy for dining services during his time at Indiana University in Bloomington, and was inspired by his experience in graduate school to open his own restaurant...

Special Coffee Offers At Dunkin’ Donuts In September »

September 01, 2015 at 8:12AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

DD Perks® members can purchase any size hot or iced Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Dark Roast Coffee for only 99 cents through September
Coupon for $1 off a box of Dunkin’ K-Cup® pods available through the Dunkin’ Donuts Mobile App
September 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // CANTON, MA – Dunkin’ Donuts is welcoming September by brewing a special coffee promotion to help loyal guests keep running through the start of fall. All throughout the month of September, members of the brand’s DD Perks® rewards program can purchase any size hot or iced Dark Roast Coffee for only 99 cents, when they pay using their enrolled Dunkin’ Donuts Card. Made with 30% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ beans, Dunkin’ Donuts’ Dark Roast Coffee uses a unique roasting process to create a bold flavor and smooth finish without the bitterness typically associated with most dark roast coffees...



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